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Young people around a table talking with tablets and coffee cups.Preparing for Adulthood

As children move into their teenage years it is important that we start thinking about and planning for their Adult lives. This is known as Preparing for Adulthood.

In Portsmouth we want every young person with SEND to have equal life chances as they move into Adulthood. We start to think about what a child might need to support them as an adult, early on. If your child has an EHCP you might find that you start to talk about adulthood from the Year 6 Annual Review.

This section of the Local Offer provides information and services to help prepare a young person for Adulthood and know where you can find support to plan for this.

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Post 16 Education and employment opportunities

Information on post-16 education and training including colleges, apprenticeships, supported Internships and going to university, finding work and careers advice.

Education, Training and Employment

Getting out and about in the community

Support for young people to get out and about in the community

Getting out and about

Housing and Independent Living

Find out about the different types of housing and support with living available in Portsmouth City. This includes finding a house, supported living and general information on being independent at home.

Housing and Independent Living (PfA)

Being Healthy

Information and support to stay physically and mentally healthy. Including Annual Health Checks, well-being support, adaptations at home, nutrition and healthy foods and support to access health services such as the GP, Dentist and visiting the hospital.

Young People – Being Healthy

Making decisions for young people

The Government has produced a toolkit for parents and carers about making financial decisions on their behalf

Welfare decisions – A Government site explaining Welfare Deputyship 

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Contact the Portsmouth Send Local Offer to gain help, get more information or to leave feedback about the website.

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